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Recipe for some great saint's bones

Sara Manaure
4 min read

This is one of the preparations that are usually made for the Day of the Dead in Mexico. As we are close to the date, this dish is already shining.

And it is because its great flavor cannot be missing from the offering table. Even now those who eat them by tradition their meaning goes further.

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Santos bone.

Find out in the following article the details that make these Holy Bones of this a great dish to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

What do the saint's bones symbolize?

For those who eat these sandwiches, it represents a kind offering for the dead, in which you let them know that you appreciate them and that you are not afraid of their presence.

A little history

The origin of this dessert is said to come from the 18th century from the hand of a monk. He wanted to detract from the feast of the Day of the Dead.

So this dish was eaten to celebrate the new year. However, over the years, people have made it a tradition of the Day of the Dead. Even its consumption extends from this day until Easter.

Because of its great meaning and pleasant flavor, I bring you this recipe for saint's bones. A version that captures its essence accompanied by an incredible flavor.

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Bones of Santos.

How to make the bones of saints from home?

You must have

Not many ingredients are required to make saint's bones. In addition, its preparation time is very prudent and allows you to prepare quite a few servings.

Remember that the agility with which you do things also plays a role. I don't know worry take your time to get a great dish.

For the marzipan

  • 200 grams of almonds,

  • 140 grams of sugar,

  • 80 milliliters of water.

For the sweet yolk

  • 4 egg yolks,

  • 100 grams of sugar,

  • 50 milliliters of water.

Preparation mode

To comply with this preparation, many steps are not required, but two main ingredients are required. The marzipan, which is what he gives the cylindrical shape and can not miss the sweet yolk filling.

To assemble the marzipan

1. This requires preparing the syrup. Place the water and sugar in a saucepan over high heat. Mix to dissolve the sugar well.

2. When it comes to a boil, remove from the heat and let it cool slightly.

3. Then add the ground almonds and so on we mix until obtaining a paste. Store and cover to continue with the preparation.

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Preparation of the Bones of Santos.

For the sweet yolk

4. Just as at the beginning of making marzipan, make a syrup with sugar and water again. Mix and when the sugar is well dissolved, let it cool.

5. Mix the egg yolks until they are ready and add the syrup little by little only by means of a thread.

6. Keep stirring until all the syrup is incorporated.

7. We take the preparation to a bain-marie to take advantage of the steam. Stir until it thickens.

Under no circumstances allow it to boil, since the cream, or it could be cut.

8. Then, remove from heat and let cool.

If you want to accept the process you can strain the bowl in cold water with ice or use the fan. But do not subject to sudden changes in temperature.

At the time of serving

9. Spread icing sugar on the table or flat surface and place the marzipan. With the help of a roller, stretch it out as much as you can.

10. Cut into rectangles. Get a toothpick to make the slits to roll.

11. Remove the toothpick and place them on a tray and when finished take all the rolls to the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

12. Now, fill the sweet themes with a pastry bag. To apply the sweet yolk that we have prepared inside the marzipan shapes.

13. Sprinkle some icing sugar over them.

And that's it. Some great bones of saints perfect to celebrate your dead in their day.

You certainly don't have to wait for the date to eat them and enjoy their taste. You can make how many rolls you want depending on the thickness of the marzipan dough you leave.

I assure you that the little ones will love being part of this preparation that without an oven allows you to enjoy a delicious dessert.

You can vary the filling. You can make some different fruit jams or syrup. However, if you want to know the traditional flavor, follow this recipe.

Surprise everyone with this thousand-year-old recipe for delicious and symbolic saint bones that could not be missing in this year's celebration.